Charleston, W.Va. — Morgan County led West Virginia in new business registration growth percentage for February 2020. A total of 19 new businesses registered to operate in the County during the month, according to West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.
The number of registered business entities in Morgan County grew from 602 to 619, which equates to a 2.82 percent increase. The Secretary of State’s Business & Licensing Division reported that Berkeley, Brooke, Hampshire and Calhoun counties also had notable growth in February.
The number of business entities in Berkeley County grew from 4,214 to 4,311, with Brooke County business entities increasing from 621 to 634. Hampshire County experienced an increase in new business registrations from 796 to 812, and Calhoun County went from 160 to 163 for the month.
Statewide, West Virginia saw a 9.58 percent growth in business registrations in the previous 12-month period. The increase in those 12 months was led by Summers County with 17.98 percent growth.
To review county-by-county growth, visit our Business Statistics Database.